FW Sgt. Shane Drake
A Fort Worth police officer is recovering after being shot by a man on Thursday night.
Sgt. Shane Drake, a 19-year veteran with the police department was shot by 40-year-old Grady Wendell King, who was shot and killed by police.
The shooting happened at a home in the 4800 block of Hildring Drive. Police responded to the home after getting a distress call from a woman who lives there. She said that she feared her adult son might be unstable.
When officers arrived, the woman directed officers to a back bedroom where her son was. Two officers tried to get inside the bedroom, but King reportedly began firing at the officers
"Once the gun battle started, Sgt. Drake was the first one shot," said FWPD spokeswoman Tracey Knight. The second officer returned fire, killing King.
Officer on scene used a police medical kit to help stop the bleeding on Drake, which authorities believe helped save Drake's life.
Drake was taken to Harris Methodist Hospital for surgery after suffering two gunshot wounds, including one to the abdomen. He had another surgery on Saturday and police officials say it went well and he is resting comfortably. In addition, the Fort Worth Police Association says in a tweet "Thx for all the support. Pls continue thoughts/prayers".